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Re: Newbie questions: How to check out just one file, etc.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-24 03:55:22 CET

On Jan 23, 2005, at 8:48 PM, Carole E Mah wrote:

> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> On Jan 23, 2005, at 1:27 PM, Carole E Mah wrote:
>>> I'm thinking we should just stick with RCS until Subversion makes
>>> more sense. If the -N thing is broken, Subversion's pretty useless
>>> to me.
>> I'm not sure why this is a showstopper for you... it isn't for most
>> of the world. I suspect you have some very strong preconceptions
>> about "how one should work".
> It's a potential showstopper because we don't have hard disk space for
> several working copies of the entire project, for each project, as
> several of the projects are huge and have gigabytes of video and image
> data. Disk-buying considerations are completely out of our hands, so
> we are stuck with what we have. I'm going to recommend that if we
> use Subversion, we not import any of the video and image data to
> Subversion at all, but just back that up once to the Solstice backup
> tapes.

[cc'ing to users@]

Good idea.

Subversion can handle arbitrary sized data. Some folks *do* use it to
version ISO images, video clips, and so on. But yes, you'll need tons
of disk. It sounds like Subversion may not be a good fit for your

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